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26 Independent Living Facilities near Raleigh, NC

If you’re looking for independent living in the Raleigh area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Raleigh. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 26 independent living facilities in Raleigh, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Eagle Ridge, Brier Creek and North Raleigh.
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Raleigh Independent Living Facilities | 740 Reviews

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Last Updated: 3/24/23
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Independent Living

Average starting price $3,766/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Raleigh, NC
Azalea Estates Gracious Retirement Living in Chapel Hill, NC
4.9

As Charter Members, my husband and I found this a perfect place for the transition from home ownership to senior group living. The reduction in personal space was not a problem because of the lovely, spacious, multi-functional community space in this newly constructed facility. A well-equipped kitchen, chapel, library, fitness center, game room and theater are shared. Outdoor activities are encouraged with raised garden beds, a multi-hole putting green, and fenced exercise area for dogs. Also noteworthy is the skilled management, the activity coordinator; housekeepers; bus driver; a gifted maintenance man; and on-site physical, speech and occupational therapists. We are delighted daily by the interesting and accomplished residents who share our new home and excellent meals! To newcomers I offer a cautionary note--you might gain weight. We can't imagine a more pleasing place to live in our senior years. Y'all come!

The Reserve at Mills Farm in Apex, NC
4.4

I would recommend you check the community out to see if it would be a good fit for your loved one. This is a new community and it is clean. The staff are very friendly and nice. The independent living side has several activities available for the residents to participate in, if they want to. The staff communication with the family is pretty good, and they are responsive to our questions and concerns.

Atria Oakridge in Raleigh, NC
4.4

Atria Oakridge has been a very good community, it is very clean and this is the friendliest group of staff members we have encountered. The meals and dining service is very good and they have more activities during the week that we could keep up with. Even with is being on the higher side, we do think the value is pretty good and we would recommend Atria Oakridge to other families.

Magnolia Glen

5301 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Magnolia Glen is one of Raleigh’s most reputable senior living rental communities. Our wellness mission is centered on providing safety and security, health and well-being, and five-star services to foster the most vibrant and fulfilling senior living community in Raleigh. We are conveniently...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(68 reviews)

My friends mother moved into Magnolia Glen and we have visited many times. She is happy there and always has something going on! They keep their residents busy and active. I will highly consider Magnolia...

Brookdale North Raleigh

1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Our exceptional senior care community offers independent living services for seniors in Raleigh, N.C., which is renowned for its high quality of life. With pet-friendly apartments designed to feel and function like home, a jam-packed activities calendar and upscale conveniences, our community is...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(66 reviews)

If you're worried about whether it could be a good fit, they're more than willing to work with you. They were very nice and usually responded pretty quick. The apartment sizes here are pretty nice! Even...

Preston Pointe

1995 NW Cary Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Preston Pointe is the perfect mix of upscale senior living and Southern charm. Our philosophy of always making you feel welcomed, valued and at home in a friendly and luxurious space sets us apart from other retirement communities in the research triangle. We offer the best characteristics of...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(16 reviews)

They have a very nice culture here. The people are just so friendly and genuine, they are kind and caring and they go out of their way to satisfy the residents. It is like the Chick- Fil- A of retirement...

Whispering Pines

7501 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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At Whispering Pines, we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities and pour coffee at mealtime while taking the time to get to know each of our...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(40 reviews)

Overall nice place. The food is ok, but we were told it was all homemade--I do not believe that everything is-- maybe some. The menu is regulated by the corporate office in Washington DC. There are not as...

Holiday The Gardens at Wakefield

12800 Spruce Tree Way, Raleigh, NC 27614

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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The Gardens at Wakefield provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.The Gardens at Wakefield is located in Raleigh, NC, the capital and second largest city in the state. The community is conveniently located in the northeast corner of Raleigh with close proximity to...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(79 reviews)

My mother is at the Gardens at Wakefield, and after 2.5 years, she's still very pleased. Her apartment with the full sized kitchen lets her continue to enjoy her hobby of baking. Her large 2 bedroom, with...

Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

3113 Charles B. Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Stand tall at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh, where the natural beauty of our community's surroundings blends perfectly with the modern-day amenities offered in our updated studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Wall-to-wall carpet and mini-blinds on all windows provide the comforts...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(205 reviews)

The staff all seem nice. My loved one said the food is not good. They mentioned that everyone complains about it. My loved one said, the girl from housekeeping has come by and said the place was clean, it...

Atria Oakridge

10810 Sandy Oak Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Atria Oakridge offers residents a lively social atmosphere while taking care of the housekeeping, cooking, and even transportation. Whether escaping with a good book on our patio or cheering on your favorite team in our sports lounge, your time is truly yours. We offer educational and cultural...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(42 reviews)

My in-laws moved into Atria Oakridge on Oct 11,2022. We visit often (couple times per week). We had lunch there today. My in-laws love the place. Very nice facility, friendly staff, great variety of...

Stoneridge

105 Convention Dr, Cary, NC 27511

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(33 reviews)

I would recommend the community to others and already have. The community is nice along with great staff. There are three meals a day for the residents and they have choices. Sing alongs, puzzles, crafts,...

Abbotswood at Stonehenge

7900 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
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Life at Abbotswood at Stonehenge is comfortable and convenient with all the pleasures of home and none of the responsibilities. Whatever your interests and desire for activity, you are free to enjoy the company of friends at community social events, participate in educational enrichment programs...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.9(22 reviews)

We visited 11 places in the Raleigh area before deciding on Abbotswood for our Mom. The staff made all the difference and our Mom felt like it was "home". The love and compassion and care from the staff...

Waltonwood - Cary

750 SE Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27511

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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When only the best will do…Look to Waltonwood for Luxurious Senior Living which redefines retirement living! At Waltonwood, our goal is not to be just another Senior Community. But rather, our goal is to ensure each resident and family member is treated with dignity and respect while striving to...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(34 reviews)

Staffing shortages have impacted several areas- maintenance being the worst. Parents love the food but basically skip most breakfasts as they serve carbs and fruit. The concierge doctor service they...

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Verena at Bedford Falls

1580 Dunn Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Do you love natural beauty, or is it the buzz of city happenings that you prefer? At Verena at Bedford Falls, one of the True Connection Communities, you don’t have to choose. We are ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood, only a stone’s throw from the thriving heart of Raleigh, the City of...

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.4(5 reviews)

The staff and the facility are amazing and get 5 stars. They are very helpful and friendly - it has been a great experience for me. I would definitely recommend Verena at Bedford Falls to anyone.

The Cambridge at Brier Creek

7901 TW Alexander Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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We believe every day is an opportunity for Optimal Living® – from your community, to your health, to your overall well being. Perfectly situated between Raleigh and Durham, our Brier Creek location provides the best of both worlds – from cultural events to outdoor adventures, and everything in...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(3 reviews)

The facility is very well appointed and the staff is superb. They are efficient, professional, responsive and always so polite and respectful.

Capital Oaks Retirement Resort

6498 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Capital Oaks is the perfect choice for people with a passion for living who are looking for comfort, independence, security, convenience, and a friendly community in the place they call home. Month-to-month rent for studio, 1, 2, & 3 bedroom suites provide all-inclusive services including...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(37 reviews)

It is an excellent place, if your loved one can afford it. This would be an excellent choice. The friendliness, protection, the food is excellent, and the residents are well taken care of and these stand...

Treeo Senior Living Raleigh

2722 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Treeo Raleigh offers high-quality independent living and access to assisted living services through licensed providers in Raleigh, North Carolina. Located in the heart of the South, our community exudes southern hospitality, capturing the warmth and friendliness of our city.

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Guest meals
Art Classes
4.6(9 reviews)

The community has had a great covid plan and does what is best for residence to be safe. The community had promos we took advantage of and they will work with you also. I have peace of mind with mom being...

Waltonwood Lake Boone

3550 Horton St., Raleigh, NC 27607

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.8(4 reviews)

I picked this community because of, the newness, and the the ease of getting there quickly. The food needs to improve, although the variety is good. They need to improve on the ease of communication with the...

Atria Cary

7000 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Sitting near the majestic Symphony Lake and surrounded by fragrant tall pines, Atria Cary will offer a vibrant new community for older adults who value their independence.The 138 apartments in this four-story residence will feature one- and two-bedroom floor plans – all with amazing views – and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
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Woodland Terrace

300 Kildaire Woods Dr, Cary, NC 27511

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Woodland Terrace is a trusted community with 20 years of experience. Our tenured staff and resident longevity speaks to the confidence you can expect at Woodland Terrace.Arranged on 22 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, Woodland Terrace has the charm of a small southern town. Our community...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(39 reviews)

My Mom has been at The Arboretum at Woodland Terrace for about a year and a half. She struggles with dementia which is a hard and sad disease to watch. My sisters and I are so thankful for the supportive...

The Cardinal at North Hills

4030 Cardinal N. Hills, Raleigh, NC 27609

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Independent Living
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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
Special Dining Programs
4.9(16 reviews)

I have lived here for 3 1/2 years and have loved it since day one. The residents and associates are both caring and supportive. There are plenty of activities to keep us busy and entertained: theme parties, performers, organized games like Bridge a...

Overture Centennial

600 Bilyeu St, Raleigh, NC 27606

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Provides: Independent Living
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Under construction, opening Early 2020- Welcome to Overture Centennial, a place to rediscover yourself (and your retirement), in the comfort of a community designed with you in mind. We give you the means to live an active and fulfilled life; you create the experience. With access to an abundance...

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Art Classes
4.6(13 reviews)

The only concern I have is the numerous times the power went out. Apparently there is an issue with the grid in our neighborhood.

Overture Crabtree 55+ Apartment Homes

4408 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612

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Provides: Independent Living
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Life just keeps getting better, doesn't it? And Overture Crabtree is the perfect place to live it. A welcoming active adult community filled with intriguing people and countless ways to get to spend your time. A gorgeous apartment home, with resort-inspired amenities and services focused on you....

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
3.9(8 reviews)

I think they need to try and bring some more activities into the property. A lot of people are dissatisfied that they are missing something that they thought they would be getting. A lot of residents tend to...

Springmoor Life Care Community

1500 Sawmill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes
4.0(1 review)

This place is great if you really 'independent' and if not , you can hire an aide

Autumn Summers Raleigh

223 S West St, Ste 900, Raleigh, NC 27603

Provides: Independent Living
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The Cypress of Raleigh

8710 Cypress Club Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes
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Parkway Retirement Ctr

PO Box 4129, Cary, NC 27519

Provides: Independent Living

Glenaire

200 W Cornwall Rd, Cary, NC 27511

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Cost of independent living in Raleigh, NC

The average cost of senior living in Raleigh is 3,766 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Pittsboro, NC with an average of 3,300 per month.

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In Raleigh, North Carolina, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Raleigh, North Carolina, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Raleigh is car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Raleigh include the GoRaleigh bus system. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Raleigh has limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

Health care

Raleigh offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Rex Hospital.

Senior activities

The second-largest city in North Carolina, Raleigh is a bustling metropolitan area with plenty to offer in the way of activities and entertainment. For seniors, activities in Raleigh can consist of cultural interests such as museums and festivals, or bucolic getaways in the surrounding natural beauty of the area, like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area or The William B. Umstead Park.

What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Bartlett Reserve, Magnolia Glen and Holiday The Gardens at Wakefield are the top rated independent living facilities near Raleigh, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

There are 26 independent living facilities near Raleigh, North Carolina. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Raleigh, North Carolina are Magnolia Glen, Brookdale North Raleigh, and Preston Pointe. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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